About our Indigenous Peoples Rights program
PSAC has been working to protect and defend the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and abroad for decades.
The union’s Indidgenous members work together to strengthen the labour movement’s commitment to Indigenous Peoples' rights through research, education, awareness raising and advocacy.
Our Indigenous Peoples' Rights program supports member engagement by providing information, resources and training on a wide range of topics including leadership and lobbying.
Our goal is to elevate Indigenous Peoples' voices. We are all treaty peoples.
Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
The National Aboriginal Peoples’ Circle works with the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) to organize Sisters in Spirit vigils every October 4th in memory of the missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. PSAC is calling on the federal government to sponsor a full public inquiry into the missing and murdered indigenous women.
Safe Drinking Water campaign
The Indigenous Peoples' Rights program is working to ensure that Indigenous communities have access to safe drinking water in every community. This includes advocating for action on the part of the federal government, documenting the impact of unsafe water on communities, and working with allies such as the Assembly of First Nations, Métis national council, and Polaris Institute to achieve real change.